While reading the poem Pike by Ted Hughes, I came across this line:
The gills kneading quietly, and the pectorals.
As you can see, the line ends quite abruptly. How would one term this literary device?
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Lines ending abruptly may well be (though they are not necessarily) examples of aposiopesis. Wikipedia provides the following definition: "Aposiopesis ... is a figure of speech wherein a sentence is deliberately broken off and left unfinished, the ending to be supplied by the imagination..."
While aposiopesis is definitely close, I'd argue something different is going on here; namely, the sentence isn't left unfinished, but with an unexpected reuse of the verb kneading. This, to me, seems more like a zeugma. The definition according to yourdictionary: "A zeugma is a figure of speech where a word applies to multiple parts of the sentence." They give the following example:
The farmers in the valley grew potatoes, peanuts, and bored.